Well, you know last week must have been a busy week if I only have one picture! Looks like we've got some busy times ahead for the upcoming week, so let's jump right in.
What's Happening This Week:
- Mon, 9/8: Back to homeroom for social studies - starting Civil War
- Tues, 9/9: Civil War trunk day; Adrian Peterson (NFL) will visit; Red folders come home (Progress Reports will be in folders)
- Wed, 9/10: PJs for CURE ($1 donation)
- Thurs, 9/11: Soldier Care Package 9/11 Project (please send in supplies)
- Fri, 9/12: Mrs. Thompson will be attending a math conference; Mrs. O'Kelley will be the sub
Coming Up This Month:
- Mon, 9/15: FALCAN Food Drive Starts
- Tues, 9/16: School Governance Council Meeting at 2:30
- Wed, 9/17: Silly Socks for CURE ($1)
- Thurs, 9/18: Curriculum Night (K-2nd 5:30-6; 3rd-5th 6-6:30)
- Fri, 9/19: Talk Like a Pirate Day; Math Test; Chick-Fil-A ($2.50)
- Wed, 9/24: Stuffed Animals/Caps for CURE ($1)
- Thurs, 9/25: Boy Scouts Sign Up
- Tues, 9/30: Service Project Day
- RL.5.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
- RI.5.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
- RL.5.5. Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
- How can we closely read a text to better understand it?
- How can annotating a text help us understand it better?
- How is plot organized in a typical literary text?
- Practice close-reading an informational article and a literary story
- Chart the plot of a literary text
- Create comic strips about books we've read
- Typing Pal
- EasyCBM start-of-year reading assessment
- Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
- "A Good Night"
- "Welcome Home"
- Create a brochure with tips for people who have difficulty sleeping
- Explaining how a family is affected when a loved one goes off to fight in a war
- Letters to soldiers for our 9/11 care packages
- Creative writing activity (topics will vary)
- NBT.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.
- NBT.2 Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole number exponents to denote powers of 10.
- How can I determine the value of a digit in a large number?
- How can recognizing patterns help me multiply or divide by powers of 10?
- Watch videos from Khan Academy (click HERE to watch the series of videos we'll watch in class)
- Interactive Notebook activities for NBT.1 and NBT.2
- Roll dice to create powers and work with place value and exponents
- Complete task cards and check answers using QR codes
- IXL: F.3 (students can work on this at home as well)
- Next Friday, 9/19
SS5H1 The student will explain the causes, major events, and consequences of the
- Identify Uncle Tom’s Cabin and John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, and explain how each of these events was related to the Civil War.
- Discuss how the issues of states’ rights and slavery increased tensions between the North and South.
- Identify major battles and campaigns: Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and Appomattox Court House.
- Describe the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
- Describe the effects of war on the North and South.
What events led to the start of the Civil War?
How did the issue of states' rights affect Northerners and Southerners?
- One of my favorite events of the year is happening this week! The Civil War trunk from the North Georgia History Museum will be at school, and on Tuesday, my students will be able to try on REAL Confederate and Union uniforms, touch Civil War artifacts, and learn facts hands-on from this trunk.
- Students will watch History.com videos and BrainPop videos to learn about important people and facts from this time period.
- On Friday, students will watch the documentary from History Channel, America: Story of Us.
- We will also take lots of notes!
- Excerpts from Uncle Tom's Cabin
- Excerpts from Ellen Craft: Ride to Freedom